Apple is hiding the line between iPad and Mac with the company’s messages about advanced iPad models that it refers to as alternatives to the laptop, and the new iPad actually includes the same chip as the new Macs, so it cannot be denied that it has become more difficult than ever The selection of the appropriate model has proceeded, according to Digitartlends.
Despite similar processing power, Macs are still generally more capable than iPads, thanks in large part to the desktop-class operating system – macOS. But they are not better at everything and there are a lot of things at which the iPad Pro excels over the Mac.
Apple seems to regularly forget to try the video chatting camera on its Mac lineup, but it regularly pushes updates to iOS and iPadOS devices – like the AR-enabled Eye Contact feature it launched in 2019 and the new Center Stage feature available on the new iPad Pro. Center Stage works well as it takes advantage of the wide width of the ultra-fast front camera to enlarge and move your face as you move.
And the video chatting experience on iPad Pro isn’t perfect. The main disadvantage is that in the landscape orientation the camera sensor is on the side, which may seem a bit inconvenient despite the quality.
The display quality on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is strong, but it isn’t amazing on the iPad Pro – especially the 12.9-inch model. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 offers Apple’s Liquid Retina XDR display, which takes advantage of mini-LED technology to display deeper blacks and excellent brightness, especially when viewing HDR content. There is a clear difference between the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the other iPad models, and it can really help those who want something for graphic design or even just watching movies. Not to mention the fact that all recent iPad Pro models offer a refresh rate of 120Hz, which makes animation smooth and feels incredibly responsive.
Newer MacBook models have Touch ID which is a convenient service but compared to iPad Pro on Face ID, it lets you look at your iPad to unlock it and auto-fill in passwords.
Once again, the Face ID experience on the iPad Pro isn’t perfect. The main downside is that it can be very easy to accidentally cover the Face ID sensor when you hold the iPad horizontally. But you will get used to not eventually.
One of the reasons the iPad Pro is better than the MacBook is because it supports touch. This helps make the device more interactive and feel more natural.
We don’t really expect Apple to release a Mac touchscreen anytime soon, but since the line between iPad and Mac is blurry, iPads may start to feel like Mac computers anyway.
Perhaps the best reason to buy an iPad Pro over a MacBook is its versatility, different devices have become more and more diverse. MacOS, which is a full-fledged desktop operating system, is clearly more versatile than iPadOS. But the iPad is still a more versatile device everywhere. You can use it simply as a touch device, or you can use it with your keyboard and mouse to get some work done. At this point, with the appropriate accessories it is essentially a detachable device that combines the capabilities of two devices in one.